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City Of Alexandria Hosts U.S. Department Of Housing And Urban Development Region III Administrator

May 23, 2018

On Monday, May 21, the Alexandria Office of Housing hosted U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Region III Administrator, Joseph J. DeFelice, and Marvin W. Turner, Director of HUD’s National Capital Area Field Office.

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Alexandria’s 18th Century Ship Awarded Second Conservation Grant

May 23, 2018

The City of Alexandria has received a Maritime Heritage Preservation Grant of $97,117 from the National Park Service, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration, for the conservation of the 18th century ship discovered by archaeologists in 2015 during the construction of Hotel Indigo on the City’s waterfront.

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The Worst Time And Best Time To Travel During The Memorial Day Holiday Weekend

May 23, 2018

Get this through your head! Tomorrow, May 24, from 4:30 p.m.. to 7:00 p.m., is absolutely the worst day and time to be on the road in the Washington metro area during the busy Memorial Day holiday period, according to INRIX, in collaboration with AAA.

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Warner, Kaine Announce More Than $43 Million For Housing & Infrastructure Projects Across Virginia

May 22, 2018

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today announced $43,246,753 in federal funding to support affordable housing development across Virginia. The funding has been awarded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Public Housing Capital Fund. The Alexandria Redevelopment & Housing Authority will receive $1,957,491 in grant funds.

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Virginia Tourism Revenues Reached $25 Billion In 2017

May 22, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam announced today that Virginia’s tourism revenues reached $25 billion in 2017, a 4.4 percent increase over 2016. In 2017, tourism in Virginia supported 232,000 jobs—an increase of 1.1 percent compared to 2016. The tourism industry also provided $1.73 billion in state and local revenue, an increase of 2.8 percent compared to 2016.

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DASH Fare And Service Changes Go Into Effect July 1

May 21, 2018

The Alexandria Transit Company Board of Directors approved a series of fare and service changes that will go into effect on July 1, 2018. The changes seek to improve the agency's long-term financial stability amidst declining ridership revenues and increasing operating costs.

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Alexandria Symphony Orchestra Announces New Music Director

May 21, 2018

Alexandria Symphony Orchestra’s Board of Trustees proudly announces that James Ross will be the ASO’s new Music Director. Following an extensive two-year search, Ross was selected from a pool of 170 applicants from around the world. As one of the four finalists, Ross programmed and conducted a concert weekend during the 2017-2018 Season, which garnered audience acclaim and praise from musicians in the orchestra.

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Governor Announces Virginia’s Unemployment Drops To Lowest Rate In Over A Decade

May 18, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage point in April to 3.3 percent and was down 0.5 percentage point from a year ago. April’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.3 percent is the lowest rate since the December 2007 rate of 3.3 percent.

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Volaris Celebrates Inaugural Flight From Dulles International To El Salvador And Costa Rica

May 18, 2018

Washington Dulles International Airport and Volaris Costa Rica, an ultra-low-cost carrier operating in Central America, Mexico and the United States, celebrated the Washington, DC region’s first low-fare service to El Salvador and Costa Rica on Thursday with delegations from the Embassies of El Salvador and Costa Rica, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia.

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T. C. Williams Crew Captures Three More State Championship Titles

May 17, 2018

The T. C. Williams crew team brought six varsity boats to the second part of the Virginia Scholastic Rowing Association championship series on May 12. The Titans came home with three more state championship titles – complete with team trophies and gold medals – and a silver medal.

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